HELP US GET SOUTH AFRICA WORKINGAn estimated 2 million South Africans lost their jobs last year. That’s another 2 million joining the already swollen ranks of hungry, desperate and hopeless people without any means of supporting themselves and their families.
And it doesn’t just affect them. It affects all of us. Rising crime rates, gangsterism, alcohol and drug abuse, and homeless people living on your street are all symptoms of a society in distress.
But if you will sponsor a student on one of our courses now, we can begin to turn the tide. Because, even in the poorest communities, people need:
- Home security: metal gates and burglar bars
- Child care: safe, stimulating places for children while parents work
- Bread and nutritious vegetables to eat
- Clothing: Wedding/matric dance dresses, school uniforms, etc.
So when we train a motivated, unemployed person in a skill like welding, early childhood development, baking, home vegetable gardening, or fashion design, two really great things happen:
Someone gets an opportunity to start earning a living for themselves. And the community gets a neighbour down the street who can provide much needed goods or services at more attractive prices.
It’s a win-win situation. And we’re inviting you to be part of it. Because our country is in trouble and we need to work together to turn things around.
Please consider sponsoring one person’s life-changing skills course – with a donation of R1600 (basic ECD course) or R2500 (bread making or vegetable gardening). Or co-sponsor a welding training course, including work experience, for R5500.
Our trainees also need starter packs to get them up and running: R5500 for a sewing machine and accessories, R4000 for an arc welding machine & accessories, and R3500 for baking pans, scales and ingredients or gardening tools and seeds. Click here for a full list of sponsorship options.
Gifts of any amount make a difference to someone in need – and to you! Because there’s great satisfaction in knowing you’ve helped changed someone’s life and done something positive to help kick start our economy.
Plus, if you make your donation now, before the end of February, you’ll be rewarded by the tax man!
Because, donations to Siyabonga Africa are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. So you can claim a rebate when you submit your return to SARS. Business owners also earn valuable BBBEE points in return for donations. So please don’t wait any longer to make your donation.
Be part of our vision for a poverty free South Africa. Together, we can do so much more!
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Jane Brink on 011 744 4350